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Mobile Device Management Options

Mobile Device Management Options

 

Mobile Device Management or MDM is a headache for all IT departments who allow mobile devices to connect and sync company information.  The issues of protecting company data and information become even worse in today's "bring your own device" world, employees want the ability to use their own personal devices for both business and personal use. How does IT manage the balance between company security and end user efficiency?  Many find the balance by utilizing an MDM tool.    

Microsoft has moved into MDM space these past several years; early on with Exchange ActiveSync, later with the development of the InTune solution, and now with Office 365.

There are some key differences between how each service manages your mobile devices. They are outlined in the provided chart above, but we will also give more specifics below.

 


 

Matt Scherocman

Updates to OneDrive on Mobile Devices

OneDrive mobile apps have all recently been updated.  OneDrive for Andriod has updates that make it easier to differentiate between your work and personal OneDrive accounts, as well as support for adding a PIN number to keep files secure.  On iOS, there is now a feature that allows searching inside the OneDrive app as well as “All photos view” to make it easier to monitor camera backup to OneDrive.  On Windows Phone 8.1 there is now the ability for users to access their OneDrive recycle bin to make it easier to restore accidentally deleted files and folders.  Finally, across the board, OneDrive is now allowing file sizes up to 10GB to allow users to store large files on OneDrive.

Click this link to read more on the Microsoft Blog: https://blog.onedrive.com/onedrive-gets-smarter-on-your-phone/

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